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Home Headmaster

Dear Parents, Old Boys and Friends of Hilton

I am aware that many of you were unable to make telephonic contact with the school over the weekend.  Unfortunately an electrical power outage on Saturday morning interfered with our automatic answering function, and we were only able to resolve this problem at about 11.30am on Sunday morning.  We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this.

As mentioned in Paul's recent Academic Newsletter, we introduced a weekly cycle testing programme at the start of this year.  These cycle tests are written every Wednesday and Saturday morning and I am pleased to report that, aside from a few teething problems, these have gone very well.  We firmly believe that these tests are helping our boys to keep up to date with their revision and that this will help them to improve their academic performance in the long run.  These are important tests and we are encouraged to hear that this has already helped our boys to prioritise their academic studies. 

As winners of the CSA T20 competition in KZN, our
1st XI cricket team travel to Stellenbosch this weekend to compete in the National CSA T20 competition and we wish them everything of the best.  Some of these matches will be televised during the course of the weekend so you will be able to follow their progress (further details of the match and television schedules will be provided in Shane's next sports newsletter). 

Our 1st XV rugby squad will also be hard at work over the weekend preparing for the upcoming winter sports season and we wish them well.  The first term of the year is a very demanding time for our boys because, in addition to their academic commitments, they have to fit in their summer sports training as well as their pre-season winter sports season training.  Our first winter sports fixture, against Westville Boys High School, is just over three weeks away so there is not a lot of time available to prepare for these matches.

To our Gauteng parents, we will be hosting a current parents' cocktail function at the Bryanston Country Club on 5th March 2015.  You will be receiving an email about this with further details but we look forward to seeing you at this function, if you are free on that evening.

It is hard to believe that we are already mid-way through the first term but I am sure that you are looking forward to having your sons at home for the weekend .   I wish you all a very happy time together.

With my best wishes

Peter

 
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